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Rehabilitation and medical management of the adult with spina bifida

Dicianno, BE and Kurowski, BG and Yang, JMJ and Chancellor, MB and Bejjani, GK and Fairman, AD and Lewis, N and Sotirake, J (2008) Rehabilitation and medical management of the adult with spina bifida. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87 (12). 1026 - 1050. ISSN 0894-9115

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As the life expectancy of individuals with spina bifida increases, a lifelong need for management of many health issues in a rehabilitation setting has emerged in recent years. Physiatrists, in consultation with a variety of adult specialists, are particularly well suited to manage the common musculoskeletal, skin, bowel, bladder, renal, neurological, and other issues that arise in the adult population. This article reviews the last 20 yrs of literature pertinent to the rehabilitative care of this population, summarizes current evidence-based practice, and identifies key areas in which scientific evidence is lacking and future research is needed. Copyright © 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dicianno, BEdicianno@pitt.eduDICIANNO0000-0003-0738-0192
Kurowski, BG
Yang, JMJ
Chancellor, MB
Bejjani, GK
Fairman, AD
Lewis, N
Sotirake, J
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 December 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume: 87
Number: 12
Page Range: 1026 - 1050
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/phm.0b013e31818de070
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0894-9115
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Adult; Continuity of Patient Care; Disease Management; Humans; Meningomyelocele--complications; Meningomyelocele--psychology; Meningomyelocele--rehabilitation; Meningomyelocele--therapy; Quality of Life; Spinal Dysraphism--complications; Spinal Dysraphism--psychology; Spinal Dysraphism--rehabilitation; Spinal Dysraphism--therapy
PubMed ID: 18923330
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 21:45
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 00:55


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